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No permits will be issued before classes begin for the semester in which the permit is neededWe will begin reviewing request 1 week before classes begin.   For non-calculus courses that are full, send an email to request written permission from the professor to enter their course. They may keep a waitlist to submit to the Math staff once classes have begun.  Professors must send their permission emails to and copy Students are still required to request the permit thru "Path".

Once a permit has been issued, you must go to "Path" to claim the permit by registering for the courses.  However, in order to keep our recitation levels manageable, we may assign a different recitation at our own discretion. Your permit will be processed in the order that they are requested beginning on the first day of classes.  For calculus courses, your registrations will drop if you are not registered for the recitation and Friday quiz class that corresponds to your lecture choice.

We advise students to continue checking previously closed courses up until the first day of classes as previously closed classes may open up as students continue to adjust their schedules.  We only issue permits for closed classes if the closed section is the only section that fits in the students schedule and seating is available. If you don't meet the criteria, your request will be denied and you will receive an email.   

We do not issue permits for LPS (evening) courses unless all the daytime sections conflicts with the students schedule. The permit will be revoked when the conflict ceases to exist.  Work related course conflicts must be verified with documentation from your employer before a permit is obtained.

If you have conflicts due to sports, you must contact Rosemary Burnett in the Athletics Dept., Weightman Hall, 898-9479 or email her at, she will verify your conflict to the Math office.  Students are still required to send a permit request thru Path@penn.